EDA completed a concept development study and detailed design for a multi use trail corridor located between 109th and 110th Streets, from Jasper Avenue to 97th Avenue. The corridor extends beyond traditional cyclist, pedestrian and inline skater needs, to include the necessary infrastructure to operate a streetcar. For most of the length of the corridor, the streetcar rail line and multi-use trail function adjacent to one another, similar to many European scenes. The trail also successfully crosses a major arterial roadway with an at-grade crossing.
The Ribbon of Steel project included a variety of other elements introduced to provide an aesthetic continuity, complimentary to the surrounding community, and one that speaks to the history of the corridor. Surface treatments, lighting, furnishings, and nodal plazas were also developed.
This project was the recipient of a City of Edmonton, Urban Design Award in 1999 for successful Implemented Urban Design Plans.